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Less-Mess Bacon

Martha Stewart Living, May 2005

This spatter-free oven technique puts the "bake" back in bacon. It’s also perfect for entertaining because you can cook multiple batches at the same time. Just remember that the timing will vary depending on whether you’re using thick-cut bacon or regular sliced bacon like our pick, Pure Farmland Uncured Bacon.

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper, then lay the bacon strips flat, making sure pieces do not overlap. If you’re seeking extra-crisp bacon, place a wire rack on top of each baking sheet and lay the bacon strips on top of the rack.

3. Bake until crisp and browned, 15 to 18 minutes, or desired doneness, rotating the sheets once.

4. Transfer strips to a paper towel to drain.


Try this technique out while making one of these bacon recipes:


Grilled Corn with Bacon

Baked Camembert with Bacon, Rosemary, and Pine Nuts

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Savory French-Toast BLT

Fresh Angel-Hair Pasta with Bacon and Peas

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